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Professor Campbell Harvey Breaks Down the Bitcoin Fundamentals

Professor Campbell Harvey explains what bitcoin is, whether it's secure and what the future may bring

March 26, 2014

No matter where you are in the world you have probably heard a lot about bitcoin lately. In just the past month, the cryptocurrency generated headlines about its volatile value, collapsing exchanges, and mysterious founder. Finance professor Campbell Harvey analyzed the latest developments for media all over the globe including outlets in India, China, and the Middle East.

“This is an extraordinarily disruptive technology, and even if there’s a small chance that it works you need to take it seriously. It solves a number of problems,” Harvey said.

We asked Harvey to explain the basics of bitcoin and discuss the future of the cryptocurrency in this video series.

Watch: What is Bitcoin

Watch: Is Bitcoin Secure

Watch: The Future of Bitcoin